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Archive for October, 2007

Jackie Rowe-Adams, 59, a lifelong Harlem resident, has lived a mother’s nightmare.

Two of her four sons, aged 13 and 17, were killed as a result of urban gun violence-the first, twenty five years ago, on 122nd St. and 7th Ave., outside a bodega in Central Harlem, and the second, nine years ago outside an apartment building in downtown Baltimore.

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The six-story building that houses the New York headquarters for the Church of Scientology is located on 227 West 46th St., reserving its place amid an ever-bustling, tourist-laden Times Square.Rendering of the new Scientology complex

Inside, over 80 staff members work hard on finalizing community service programs for the Church’s most recent real estate purchase: a 50,000-square-foot property on 125th St. in East Harlem.

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Hunger in Harlem

On Tuesday, Lila Finney stood outside the FoodChange West Harlem Community Kitchen on West 116th Street, dressed as if she might be going to Sunday services. As she does every month, the retired postal worker waited patiently with her push-cart, smiling under a fancy hat that blocked no sun – it was cloudy – and listening for her name to be called from a list. Soon it was, and Finney, 66, emerged from the food pantry five minutes later, her cart full of cereal boxes, canned soups, and fresh vegetables.

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By Nadja Drost

When Martha Anaya was eight years old, she was toiling away in the fields under a Mexican sun hotter than the chilies she was harvesting. (more…)

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